“Hey Sir, Your Street Harassment ISN’T A Compliment!”

"Hey Sir, Your Street Harassment ISN'T A Compliment."
“Hey Sir, Your Street Harassment ISN’T A Compliment.”

Location: Prince George’s Plaza Metro (MD); waiting for the R4 to Brookland
Time: Morning Rush Hour (5am-9:30am)

March 21, 2014: I wrote a Facebook post about my experience that day and it didn’t make me feel any better, but it did shed light on Street Harassment:

“To the jackass who proceeded to insult me as he hopped on the bus because I had no problem telling him that his “compliment” about me “looking delicious today” was in fact not a compliment at all… you sir are the reason why women get attitudes and roll their eyes at you when they notice you undressing them with your eyes. ‪#‎JustSoYouKnow‬ ‪#‎StopStreetHarassment‬:

Submitted 5/20/14 by “LaTierra Shauntel Piphus.”

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